When putting new rubber on your sports car you want and need high performance tires that can also work for year round use. There are many great tires designed for sports cars. You can find sports car tires from many leading manufacturers including Bridgestone, Goodyear, Dunlop, Continental, Michelin, MRF, Copper, Kelly Springfield, Kumho, BF Goodrich, Hankook, Pirelli, Nitto, UniRoyal, Toyo, and Yokohama.
The best tires for a sports car depend son your needs. Are you looking for high performance tires that can corners with ease? Do you need a tire that can help you drive in deep snow and slush at the height of winter time? Maybe you simply want a tire that looks good on the car and high performance is not needed.
If you need and want a high performance tire then you have many choices.
Hankook Ventus V2 Concept
The Hankook Ventus V2 Concept tire is more than just a concept. It is available now. The Ventus V2 Concept tire is designed for high performance in all seasons. The tire excels in high speeds in wet and rainy conditions. If you need a great high performance tire for year round use then consider the Hankook Ventus V2 Concept tire. This tire is popular among some drivers in areas such as Washington and the Pacific Northwest where it rains a lot.
Hankook Optimo H727
The Hankook Optimo H727 tire is a great year round performance tire that is very reasonable in cost. The Hankook Optimo H727 is a great performing tire in the rain and wet road conditions but when the snow and ice are out this tires performance is a step above other brands of year round performance tires. The great thing about the Hankook Optimo H727 is you get awesome performance in the winter time and the summer time so when road conditions are hot and dry you will not need too swap out your tires.
Goodyear Assurance TripleTred
Year after year people continue to hit there local tire shop and put Goodyear Assurance TripleTred tires on there sports car. The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred has a great reputation for high performance in all conditions including wet, snowy, and icy roads. The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred die snot perform quite as well as the Hankook tires do but they still handle very well. These tires are also more expensive than the Hankook tires. If you need a true year round performance tire and you are forced to drive in a lot of snow and ice then you may want to purchase the lower cost Hankook tires.
The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred has been around for a long time and buyers of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred tires swear by them. Goodyear tire shops receive a lot of repeat buyers for the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred tires.
Michelin Primacy MXV4
The Michelin Primacy MXV4 high performance tires are great all around tires but do not perform near as well as the Hankook and Goodyear tires on rainy and slick roads. The cost of the Michelin Primacy MXV4 tires are expensive. The best thing is to decide what your needs are. Consider your driving conditions. If you live in an area where it is generally dry and you want a long tread life then the Michelin Primacy MXV4 may be the tire for you. Then again only one hard rain and you slide in the corner and hit an oncoming vehicle...Maybe the Hankooks or Goodyears would be better. It all depends on your needs and driving conditions.
The Nitto NT450 is a year round high performance tire that is less expensive then many other high performance tires. Not too say this tire is cheap and inexpensive, it's not, but it is a great value. The Nitto NT450 is designed for performance and durability. The Nitto NT450 is tire that can be used year round. The Nitto NT450 is specifically designed for heavy braking and cornering in slick rainy conditions.
BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDWS
The BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDWS tires handle amazingly well year round regardless of the conditions. The BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDWS work at high speeds but in snow the BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDWS does not perform as well as the Hankook tires. The BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDWS is a tire for someone who wants to "run balls to the walls" in summer and dryer conditions as wells as rain. In the snow you will need to slow down a bit but who the heck wants to crash the families sports car because of high speeds during a snowstorm.
There are many types of year round high performance tires that will work for you sports car. Talk to your local tire shop. Norm,ally they will be able to help guide you into a high performance tire for you sports car. After they make there recommendations go home and research the tires they suggest out online. You can find many reviews for all tires and the average selling price of the tires. If the tire shop recommends a tire that is poorly rated online then go too a different tire shop and repeat the process.
If you live in say Northern Idaho and you need to buy some tires while you are in Southern Mississippi then make sure the tire shop knows where you live, the conditions you drive in, and what you need for snowy and rainy driving. This way you can be ensured of getting high performance sports car tires that will work for you when you get back home. Many tire chains such as Big "O" Tires sell a wide range of year round performance tires. The Big "O" tire shops in Idaho may sell more tires of one style then a Big "O" tire shop in say Las Vegas.
Even year round performance tires that are not rated well for snow may still perform great in snowy conditions as long as you drive the way you should. You should never bee speeding in snowy conditions on public roads even if you have year round high performance tires on that are rated high for snow use.
The tires you decide to buy will come
down to your choice. Listen too the recommendations of the local tire
shops but also do some research on the tires before buying them. Your
life may be saved by having a quality tire so take the time and do
your research. Image Credit: (Flickr/Mike Babcock)